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searchneptune t1_jdaoc0e wrote

>It has been known for all of human history that the innonence of children is sacred.

Someone clearly hasn't read about the children used as squires in the Crusades, or those trained to be Spartans and Janissaries.


ephoenix99 t1_jdas54z wrote

And these are the same people who refuse to address gun control and how many children have to participate in active shooter drills.

They’re more worried about kids reading books than stopping adults from killing people (and kids) with guns.


searchneptune t1_jdauu19 wrote

And how many children have shot a family member, friend or teacher with an unsecured gun.


ephoenix99 t1_jdavb33 wrote


It's also ironic that these are the same people who whine about "woke" and "politically correct" and they're literally threatening to blow up schools, along with violence against librarians, because of a book. Not a law that is passed (oh, like banning the morning after pill in Wyoming) or overturning a landmark case about bodily autonomy (Roe v. Wade), but a book that teaches the reader about things.

I mean, look, I get that some content may not be appropriate for certain age groups, but that's the librarian's job, not these nutjobs who believe sex is only for procreation.


gearnut t1_jddc4gu wrote

I'd be willing to bet a lot of them would happily spend an evening with a sex worker and would completely disregard any of her stated boundaries.


Lopsided-Animator758 t1_jdc0bkf wrote

Psalms 137:9 reads "Happy he shall be that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones."

Numbers 31:17-18 "Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him. But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves."

Let the Bible speak for itself.

Edited to add second verse


Beamarchionesse t1_jddte54 wrote

The Bible and its followers genuinely confuse me. I had to copy a lot of pages as a child [small Catholic school in the 90s, me with ADHD, nuns needing to punish] and had a good grasp on the material from a young age. So the first time someone told me abortion was about killing babies and against God's will my immediate response was a confused "I mean, not really? The Christian god kills a ton of children, babies, and pregnant people in the Bible." He specifically targeted them at multiple points!

But then I hear "well, when Jesus died it made a new convenant".

Okay, neat. Then why are you quoting Leviticus?

[Also the Bible was quite clearly written by multiple sources, translated and edited multiple times, and is kind of obviously drawing from shared myths and legends of the various regions that have been attributed to multiple deities] ["a great flood" oh gee, never heard that one before]


UrQuanKzinti t1_jdgpgme wrote

All you need to mention is God killing the first born of every egyptian and you can see how much he cares about children.


sembias t1_jdd4l06 wrote

Until it's a girl that has had her period. Then she's a "flowered woman" at 11, with no more innocence and is fair game to be married off to a 50 year old man. God bless.


Kendakr t1_jdbbyim wrote

or relatives/family friends, clergy/church staff, and coaches


Redditer51 t1_jdcxrnm wrote

The innocence of children is sacred....and yet they're threatening to bomb their schools and potentially kill them and their classmates. They don't think that would destroy their innocence?!

Also, I was a child. I went to school. I can assure you, most children are not innocent. Most of them are cruel, sadistic little assholes. That's what bullies are. I don't know where this idea of children being innocent came from. (Hell, I'm sure these would be terrorists were once awful children themselves. Cause a lot of bad kids become bad adults).


KoeiNL t1_jddlya0 wrote

We still have countries where child brides are a common occurrence. I wish the innocence children was actually sacred.